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EAST RIDING: Abstract of Population Census 1821, East Riding of Yorkshire, including York.

Items of Interest from the Notes


Buckrose Wapentake

Houses Building 6
Houses Uninhabited 49

  • Note a - Acklam Parish is partly in Langbaurgh Wapentake. The Entire Parish contains 788 inhabitants.
  • Note b - The Entire Parish of Heslerton contains 469 inhabitants.
  • Note c - The Entire Parish of Kirby Grindalyth contains 376 inhabitants.
  • Note d - The Entire Parish of Langton contains 363 inhabitants.
  • Note e - The Entire Parish of Norton contains 1,168 inhabitants.
  • Note f - The Entire Parish of Rillington contains 883 inhabitants.
  • Note g - The Entire Parish of Scrayingham contains 511 inhabitants.
  • Note h - The Entire Parish of Settrington contains 757 inhabitants.
  • Note i - The Entire Parish of Weaverthorpe contains 645 inhabitants.
  • Note k - The Entire Parish of Westow contains 660 inhabitants.
  • Note l - The Entire Parish of Wetwang contains 526 inhabitants.
  • Note m - The Entire Parish of Wharram Percy contains 336 inhabitants.
  • Note n - The Entire Parish of Wintringham contains 532 inhabitants. Linton and newton are included in the Return of Wintringham Township.

Dickering Wapentake

Houses Building 3
Houses Uninhabited 72

  • Note o - The Entire Parish of Bridlington contains 5,034 inhabitants.
  • Note p - The Entire Parish of Burton-Agnes contains 609 inhabitants.
  • Note q - Filey Parish is partly in Pickering Lythe Wapentake North Riding of York. The Entire Parish contains 1,128 inhabitants.
  • Note r - The Entire Parish of Folkton contains 411 inhabitants.
  • Note s - The Entire Parish of Foston on the Wolds contains 648 inhabitants.
  • Note t - The Entire Parish of Foxholes contains 262 inhabitants.
  • Note u - The Entire Parish of Langtoft contains 432 inhabitants.
  • Note x - A few families have emigrated from Lowthorp to America.
  • Note y - The Entire Parish of Nafferton contains 1,261 inhabitants
  • Note z - Thwing Parish includes Octon, Octon Grange and Wold Cottage.
  • Note a - The Entire Parish of Willerby contains 297 inhabitants.
  • Note b - The Entire Parish of Wold Newton contains 225 inhabitants

Houses Building 5
Houses Uninhabited 22

  • Note c - The Entire Parish of North Dalton contains 453 inhabitants
  • Note d - The Entire Parish of Driffield contains 2,471 inhabitants.
  • Note e - The Entire Parish of Hutton Cranswick contains 1,000 inhabitants. Rotsea maintains its own poor separately.
  • Note f - The Entire Parish of Kilnwick contains 576 inhabitants. Lockington Township is mostly in Lockington Parish.
  • Note g - The Entire Parish of Kirk Burn contains 455 inhabitants.
  • Note h - The Entire Parish of Lockington contains 426 inhabitants. Aike is partly in St John's Parish Beverley and Lockington Township is partly in Kilnwick Parish.
  • Note i - One male in Lund Parish is upwards of 100 years of age.

Harthill Wapentake, Holme Beacon Division

Houses Building 8
Houses Uninhabited 31

  • Note k - The Entire Parish of Aughton contains 702 inhabitants.
  • Note l - The Entire Parish of Bubwith contains 1,455 inhabitants.
  • Note m - The Entire Parish of Haton contains 416 inhabitants.
  • Note n - East-Thorpe is included in the Return of Londesborough.
  • Note o - At Seaton-Ross the increase of arable land has caused an increase in population.
  • Note p - The Entire Parish of Thornton, which is partly in Wilton Beacon Division, contains 751 inhabitants.
  • Note q - Nun-Burnholme Parish is mostly in Wilton Beacon Division of Harthill Wapentake.
  • Note r - The Entire Parish of Market Weighton contains 2,093 inhabitants. One female in Market Weighton Township is upwards of 100 years of age.
  • Note s - The Entire Parish of Wressel contains 360 inhabitants.


Harthill Wapentake, Hunsley Beacon Division

Houses Building 25
Houses Uninhabited 247

  • Note t - Brantingham Parish is mostly in Howdenshire Wapentake.
  • Note u - The Entire Parish of North Cave contains 1,091 inhabitants
  • Note w - South Cave Parish is entered partly in the Liberty of St Peter of York. The Entire Parish contains 1,190 inhabitants.
  • Note x - Cottingham Parish contains part of Willerby Township (Town of Kingston upon Hull)
  • Note y - The Entire Parish of Rowley contains 469 inhabitants.
  • Note z - The Entire Parish of Sancton and Houghton contains 423 inhabitants.
  • Note a - Sculcoates is adjacent to Hull.
  • Note b - Walkington Parish is mostly in Howdenshire Wapentake.


Harthill Wapentake, Wilton Beacon Division

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Houses Uninhabited 42

  • Note c - The Entire Parish of Allerthorpe contains 151 inhabitants
  • Note d - The Entire Parish of Bishop-Wilton contains 793 inhabitants.
  • Note e - Catton Parish is partly in Ouze and Derwent Wapentake. The Entire Parish contains 973 inhabitants.
  • Note f - The Entire Parish of Gwendale contains 89 inhabitants.
  • Note g - Nun-Burnholme Parish is partly in Holme Beacon Division. The Entire Parish contains 240 inhabitants.
  • Note h - The Entire Parish of Pocklington contains 2,163 inhabitants.
  • Note i - Thornton Parish is partly in Holme Beacon Division. The Entire Parish contains 751 inhabitants.
  • Note k - The Entire Parish of Wilberfoss contains 590 inhabitants.

Holderness Middle Division

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Houses Uninhabited 131

  • Note l - The Entire Parish of Aldbrough contains 998 inhabitants. It extends into Cowden Township, Mappleton Parish North Holderness Wapentake.
  • Note m - The Entire Parish of Drypool contains 2,207 inhabitants.
  • Note n - The Entire Parish of Garton contains 299 inhabitants. including that part of Owstwick which is in Rooss Parish, but the Population, as not being totally distinguished is wholly entered as if in Garton Parish.
  • Note o - The Entire Parish of Humbleton contains 586 inhabitants
  • Note p - Owthorne Parish is mostly in South Holderness Wapentake.
  • Note q - The Entire Parish of Preston contains 947 inhabitants.
  • Note r - Swine Parish is partly in North Holderness Wapentake. The Entire Parish contains 1,604 inhabitants.
  • Note s - The Entire Parish of Waghen contains 325 inhabitants.

Holderness North Division

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Houses Uninhabited 27

  • Note t - Hartburn and Hyde formerly villages in North Holderness Wapentake are said to have been washed away by the sea.
  • Note u - The Entire Parish of Beeford contains 791 inhabitants.
  • Note x - The Entire Parish of Brandsburton contains 591 inhabitants
  • Note y - The employment of married servants in agriculture has increased the Population of Catwick.
  • Note z - The Parish of St John is mostly in the Borough of Beverley. The two farms at Eske have been converted into one since 1811.
  • Note a - Hornsea is resorted to as a bathing place; hence an increase of inhabitants.
  • Note b - The Entire Parish of Leven contains 751 inhabitants.
  • Note c - The Entire Parish of Mappleton contains 460 inhabitants, including the whole of Cowden Township, which is partly in Aldborough Parish, Middle Division of Holderness Wapentake, and of Great Hatfield which is partly in Sigglesthorne Parish.
  • Note d - The Entire Parish of Sigglesthorne contains 538 inhabitants, besides those in Great Hatfield Township, attributed wholly to Mappleton Parish.
  • Note e - The Entire Parish of Skipsea contains 693 inhabitants, including the whole of Ulrome which is partly in Barmston Parish.
  • Note f - Swine Parish is mostly in Middle Holderness Wapentake. The Return of North Skirlaugh and Rowton Township, includes part of Arnold Township, the other part of which is in Riston Parish, and the Population included accordingly.

Holderness South Division

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Houses Uninhabited 43

  • Note g - The Entire Parish of Burstwick contains 751 inhabitants.
  • Note h - The Entire Parish of Easington contains 557 inhabitants.
  • Note i - The Entire Parish of Hollym contains 368 inhabitants.
  • Note k - Owthorne Parish is partly in the Middle Division of Holderness Wapentake. The Entire Parish contains 415 inhabitants.
  • Note l - One male in Patrington Parish is upwards of 100 years of age.
  • Note m - The Entire Parish of Paul contains 745 inhabitants. The number is diminished in consequence of the discontinuance of ship-building.
  • Note n - Sunk Island was recovered from the sea previous to 1811.

Howdenshire Wapentake

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Houses Uninhabited 27

  • Note o - The Entire Parish of Blacktoft contains 457 inhabitants. The Population of Cheapsides, deemed extra-parochial in 1811, is included in the Return of Scalby in this Parish.
  • Note p - Brantingham Parish is partly in the Hunsley Beacon Division of Harthill Wapentake. The Entire Parish contains 423 inhabitants.
  • Note q - The Entire Parish of Eastrington contains 1,649 inhabitants.
  • Note r - The Entire Parish of Howden contains 4,443 inhabitants. The increase is attributed to the establishment of a sacking factory, and the demolition of cottages in adjoining villages.
  • Note s - The Entire Parish of Welton contains 683 inhabitants.
  • Note t - Walkington Parish is partly in Hunsley Beacon Division Harthill Wapentake. The Entire Parish contains 533 inhabitants.

Ouze and Derwent Wapentake

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Houses Uninhabited 26

  • Note u - Acaster Malbis is partly in the Ainsty of the City of York. The Entire Parish contains 657 inhabitants.
  • Note w - Catton Parish is mostly in Wilton Beacon Division Harthill Wapentake.
  • Note x - Dunnington Parish is mostly in the Liberty of St Peter of York.
  • Note y - The Entire Parish of Escrick contains 716 inhabitants.
  • Note z - The Entire Parish of Fulford Ambo contains 847 inhabitants.
  • Note a - The Entire Parish of Hemingbrough contains 1,855 inhabitants.
  • Note b - Heslington, St Lawrence Parish is partly in the Liberty of St Peter of York and entered accordingly. The Entire Parish contains 513 inhabitants.
  • Note c - The Entire Parish of Skipwith contains 748 inhabitants.
  • Note d - Stillingfleet Parish is partly in the Ainsty of the City of York, and entered accordingly. The Entire Parish contains 878 inhabitants.

Liberty of St Peter of York

Houses Building 18
Houses Uninhabited 85

  • Note b - Barmby upon the Moor is in Wilton Beacon Division
  • Note e - Brafferton Parish is partly in the North Riding of Yorkshire (Bulmer and Hallikeld Wapentakes) The Entire Parish contains 832 inhabitants.
  • Note f - Brotherton Parish is mostly in Barkstone Ash Wapentake West Riding of York.
  • Note g - Dunnington Parish is partly on Ouze and Derwent Wapentake. The Entire Parish contains 623 inhabitants.
  • Note h - Heslington Parish is mostly in Ouze and Derwent Wapentake Heslington Township extends into St Lawrence Parish City of York.
  • Note i - The Entire Parish of Husthwaite contains 493 inhabitants.
  • Note k - Kirkby Wharfe Parish is partly in Barkstone Ash Wapentake West Riding of Yorkshire. The Entire Parish contains 574 inhabitants.
  • Note l - Kirkdale Parish is mostly in Ryedale Wapentake North Riding of Yorkshire.
  • Note m - Beach Hill is included in the Return of the rest of Knaresborough Parish, Claro Wapentake West Riding Yorkshire.
  • Note n - The Parish of St Mary Bishophill senior is mostly in the City of York and partly in the Ainsty of the City. Dringhouses extends into the Parish of Holy Trinity Micklegate in the City of York.
  • Note o - The Parish of St Michael le Belfrey is mostly in the City of York. Clifton Township is partly in the Parish of St Mary Olave, Bulmer Wapentake North Riding of Yorkshire.
  • Note p - The Entire Parish of Newbald contains 722 inhabitants.
  • Note q - The Entire Parish of Osbaldwick contains 310 inhabitants
  • Note r - Overton Parish is mostly in Bulmer Wapentake North Riding, where part of Skelton Township is also entered.
  • Note s - The Entire Parish of Salton contains 336 inhabitants.
  • Note t - South Cave Parish is mostly in Hunsley Beacon Divison of Harthill Wapentake.
  • Note u - The Parish of Warthill can be found also in Bulmer Wapentake North Riding
  • Note w - Acaster Malbis Parish is partly in Ouze and Derwent Wapentake. The Entire Parish contains 657 inhabitants.
  • Note x - The Entire Parish of Acomb contains 870 inhabitants.
  • Note y - The Entire Parish of Bilton contains 808 inhabitants.
  • Note z - The Entire Parish of Bolton Percy contains 1,054 inhabitants.
  • Note a - Kirkhammerton Parish is mostly in Claro Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire.
  • Note b - The Entire Parish of Long Marston contains 579 inhabitants
  • Note c - The Parish of St Mary Bishophill senr is mostly in York City and partly in the Liberty of St Peter of York.
  • Note d -The Parish of St Mary Bishophill junr is mostly in the City of York.
  • Note e - The Entire Parish of Moor Monkton contains 430 inhabitants

Ainsty of the City of York

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Houses Uninhabited 56

  • Note w - Acaster Malbis Parish is partly in Ouze and Derwent Wapentake. The Entire Parish contains 657 inhabitants.
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  • Note f - Stillingfleet Parish is mostly in Ouze and Derwent Wapentake.
  • Note g - Tadcaster Parish is mostly in Barkstone Ash Wapentake West Riding of Yorkshire.

York City

Houses Building 27
Houses Uninhabited 93

  • Note h - The Parishes of St Cuthbert and St Giles are partly in Bulmer Wapentake North Riding of Yorkshire.
  • Note i - Dringhouses Township is partly in the Parish of Holy Trinity Micklegate and partly in the Parish of St Mary Bishophill senr. See the Liberty of St Peter of York where the population of Dringhouses is entered.
  • Note k - The Parish of St Lawrence contains part of Heslington Township, Liberty of St Peter of York.
  • Note l - The Parish of St Mary Bishophill junr is partly in the Ainsty of the City of York. The Entire Parish contains 1,477 inhabitants.
  • Note m - The Parish of St Mary Bishophill senr is partly in the Ainsty of the City of York and partly in the Liberty of St Peter of York, and it contains part of Dringhouses Township which is entered in the Liberty of St Peter of York. The Entire Parish contains 881 inhabitants.
  • Note n - The Parish of St Michael le Belfrey is partly in the Liberty of St Peter of York. The Entire Parish contains 1,543 inhabitants.
  • Note o - The Entire Parish of St Wilfred contains 359 inhabitants

Beverley Borough and Liberties

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Houses Uninhabited 83

  • Note p - St John's Parish extends into the North Division of Holderness Wapentake. The Entire Parish contains 793 inhabitants.

Kingston upon Hull Town & County

Houses Building 53
Houses Uninhabited 263

Town Part

  • Note q - Humber Ward, North Ward and White Friers (sic) are partly in the Parish of St Mary and partly in that of Holy Trinity, but the whole are included in the Return of Holy Trinity Parish.
    • One male in St Mary's Parish is upwards of 100 years of age.
    • The Entire Parish of Holy Trinity contains 25,295 inhabitants.
    • The Parish of Sculcoates, entered in Hunsley Beacon Division of Harthill Wapentake may be deemed a Suburb of Hull. It contained 8,645 inhabitants in 1811 and at present 10,449.

County Part

  • Note r - The Entire Parish of Kirk Ella contains 875 inhabitants including the whole of Anlaby, which is partly in Hessle Parish. Willerby Township is partly in the Parish of Cottingham Hunsley Beacon Division Harthill Wapentake.
    • The increase of Population in Hessle Parish is attributed to the establishment of a ship-building yard.
  • Note s - The Entire Parish of North Ferriby contains 765inhabitants.

Transcribed by Alan Longbottom © 2003